Let The Good Times Roll, Hell In A Bucket, Sugaree, Minglewood Blues, Tennessee Jed, Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues, Candyman, The Music Never Stopped Scarlet Begonias-> Fire On The Mountain, Estimated Prophet-> Drums-> Jam-> The Wheel-> All Along The Watchtower-> Black Peter, One More Saturday Night, E: The Weight
I'm listening to the second set now and have to say that this is a wonderful sounding audience. All members are present and accounted for and the sound is full and rich to the point that it sounds FOB to me. Nuclear Bobby at the beginning of Fire. Jerry sounds great although not quite the fountain of ideas during Fire that he was in earlier days. Brings back great memories of a sunny afternoon well spent on the Compton Terrace hillside. 5 stars for sound 3.5 for playing.
December 6, 2007 Subject:
Sweet vibes in the desert.
After the disappoint of the cancelled Veneta '92 run due to Jerry's illness, we saw Jerry looking fantastic at Halloween, so we drove from Los Angeles to Tempe for this two night "comeback" run. This outdoor venue predates the modern sheds and featured a fairly flat lawn. Crowd was in a good mood-Jerry was BACK after all.
Bobby's guitar is especially prevalent in the mix on both of these nights, and though 12/6 may be a tad better, this isn't bad Grateful Dead. Jerry's engaged, and the soloing in the Scarlet>Fire is quite clean and bubbly.
The post drums Wheel>Watchtower is strong and the Weight encore sweetly delivered. Nothing monumental, but certainly pleasant.
April 10, 2007 Subject:
I was glued to the left side about thirty feet from Phil and did he ever deliver. The Uptempo Fire is stellar!! The quadrophonic sound at these shows was mind bogglingly wierd. recorded voices redelivered ala Dan Healy, Bob Bralove and Co.
July 31, 2006 Subject:
This is good, but try to get the Schoeps
It doesn't have the crowd ambience of this recording, but much more Phil presence and instrument separation. Seriously, if all AUDs were that good, when the SBDs were pulled on 11/22 Deadheads would have just rubbed their eyes and said, "Huh? There were boards here?" :-)
April 1, 2006 Subject:
Let the Good Times Roll
Sweet Show! I remember the anticipation of the Band's return after Jerry's latest health scare. Let the Good Times Roll started out pretty quiet 'til the Sound Guys got things crankin'. The whole band sounded real fresh after the hiatus with a lot of cookin' energy. Scarlet/Fire was awesome. I also recall getting out of the muddy parking lot after the show, heading over to Garcia's Mexican Restaurant for dinner and the long walk into the show the next day, keeping a watchful eye out for Phoenix Police looking to enforce Arizona's tight drug laws (Had to toss a doobie to avoid getting busted.) I thought the sound was excellent on this recording; a lot of audience chatter between songs, but that made me feel like I was there again.
February 14, 2006 Subject:
thanks for the trip!
Just wanted to say thanks to all you tapers out there,without you guys I would never have been able to enjoy my first,(and all the rest)show back in 92.It brought back too many sweet memories.My only regret is that I was'nt born sooner!!The Dead still lives on through these priceless recordings,thanks KATMAN
July 7, 2005 Subject:
let Phil sing
Just watched the Video Boot on public access. During the encore 'The Weight', Vince sang the second verse, and Phil the third. Very nicely done. Jerry in his black sweat pants and black shirt seems light on his feet. It's not '73 energy, but nice to see the old man play Black Peter so beautifully...
"One more day
I find myself alive
beneath the ground"
As the tenth anniversary of Jerry's death comes around, these words hit bone. In the final verse of the Weight; Jerry, Phil, Vince and Bobby sang together:
"Catch a cannonball now to take me down the line
My bag is sinking low, and I do believe it's time
To get back to Miss Fanny, you know she's the only one
Who sent me here with her regards for everyone"
God Bless the Grateful Dead. CD
April 4, 2005 Subject:
A skinny jerry was an interesting sight. Nothing classic, but solid overall. I remember Them coming out for the second set and had no tune up- right into Scarlet. Thought that was odd at the time. recording on this isn't that great though.